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Definition for sweet cider (2 of 2)
[ sahy-der ]
/ ˈsaɪ dər /
the juice pressed from apples (or formerly from some other fruit) used for drinking, either before fermentation (sweet cider) or after fermentation (hard cider), or for making applejack, vinegar, etc.
Also British, cy·der.
Origin of cider
1250–1300; Middle English sidre < Middle French < Old French si(s)dre < Late Latin sīcera strong drink < Septuagint Greek sī́kera < Hebrew shēkhār (Levit. 10:9); replacing Middle English sithere < Old French sidre
OTHER WORDS FROM ciderci·der·ish, ci·der·like, adjective
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What made it worse was, the barrel was marked 'sweet-cider vinegar,' after all.Donald and Dorothy|Mary Mapes Dodge
British Dictionary definitions for sweet cider (1 of 2)
/ (ˈsaɪdə) /
Also called (US): hard cider an alcoholic drink made from the fermented juice of apples
Also called: sweet cider US and Canadian an unfermented drink made from apple juice
Word Origin for cider
C14: from Old French cisdre, via Medieval Latin, from Late Greek sikera strong drink, from Hebrew shēkhār
British Dictionary definitions for sweet cider (2 of 2)
British cider having a high sugar content
US and Canadian unfermented apple juiceCompare hard cider
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